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Address: Lion Square, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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It is a very good sample of a basilica built at the time of Venition occupation in Crete. It often hosts very good art exhibitions. It is hard to miss as it is located at the very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Malia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good church in a good location.If you are in the area it deserves a visit.I have been and I will go back again.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is a very good sample of a basilica built at the time of Venition occupation in Crete. It often hosts very good art exhibitions. It is hard to miss as it is located at the very center of the town.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you visit Heraklion do not miss this impossing outside beautiful inside. We lit some candles for our moms inside, words won't prepare you for the colour and beauty inside.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

old church that had a art show going on inside. worth checking out if you like old churches-I do. in the busy historic area.

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Heraklion
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Church of St. Mark is often host to art collections as well as musical performances. The architecture is a wonderful backdrop for the exhibits that are often found there.

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Thank Lazaros A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

It was cool seeing this fancy church. I don't really go to church, but it was neat seeing all the icons you see on TV.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The church is a little run down and on our day of visiting there was graffiti on the front wall. The area it is located in is great to people watch over a coffee.

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Basilika of St. Mark is located in the heart of the city of Heraklion and it is home to various art exhibitions and at times musical concerts. Lovely building, a little too small for an art gallery but it is a Venetian building (Saint Mark is the patron saint of Venice), was in part ruined afterwards by the Ottomans,... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

A lovely building which houses regular major free exhibitions, We saw an amazing collection of photos from the observatory at Skinakas. One a year or so ago there was a photographic history of recent Crete

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stopped in for a couple of minutes, but the art exhibit was a poor fit for this space. Everything in the structure of a religious nature is gone, with the best feature being a wooden ceiling. Not worth the time if you have other things you want to see.

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